This week Bob Moses released their highly anticipated debut album, “Days Gone By”, and it’s more than any of us could have imagined. Definitely in my top 10 albums of 2015, “Days Gone By” manages to reclaim the concept of a cohesive, magnificent electronic music album in a world where pumping and boisterous singles top the charts. The album is a mood piece, capturing a somber, yet painstakingly warm and effervescent environment. Each track brings the listener deep into the heartbreak, pain, and soul of the album. Haunting vocals layer over driving, yet thoughtful melodies which have the ability to captivate a multitude of audiences, from the most avid electronic music audiophile to fans of folk and alternative music – a feat that shouldn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated.
For the first time in a while, I cannot pick out a track on this album I didn’t enjoy. Highlight tracks for me are “Talk“, which was released a few months ago but sustains its power and affect. “Tearing Me Up” features ingenious lyrics embedded in one of the brighter sounds on the album, which perfectly contrasts the dark content of slight torture and unrequited lust. “Touch And Go” is incredibly warm and melodic while maintaining the sultry yet melancholy atmosphere of the album.
“Days Gone By” features an infectious melody that has been stuck in my head (certainly not helped by the fact that I’ve had it on repeat) and is definitely one of the more beautifully crafted songs in the piece. “Before I Fall” makes me nostalgic for a romance I never had, filling my mind with fabricated memories of heartbreak. “Too Much Is Never Enough” is one of the less bleak tracks on the album and synthesizes suggestive, sexy lyrics with powerful, yet simple instrumentals.
Already in my top 25 most played,